The Woodmans

The Woodmans

Downloadable Video - 2010
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The tragic story of Francesca Woodman, a young photographer renowned for her extraordinary nude self-portraits, is also the story of her brilliantly artistic family. With THE WOODMANS, director C. Scott Willis shows how the struggle for fame in the high-stakes world of art resulted in tragedy, and then in healing and redemption. As a family, the Woodmans are noted for their talent. Betty Woodman, in particular, is an internationally renowned ceramicist whose work has been shown at The Metropolitan Musem of Art. But it is the fate of Francesca, the youngest Woodman, that will haunt them over the years. By piecing together Francesca's photos, never-before-seen experimental videos and personal journals, and through candid conversations with George and Betty Woodman, Charlie Woodman and a host of friends, Willis depicts four lives committed to art. And whose art lives through them. It is an extraordinary debut film that explores what it truly means to create.
Publisher: [United States]: Kino Lorber , 2010.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 83 min.)) :,sd., col.
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digital, rda

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IrishMoon
Jul 25, 2015

Very interesting! I'd not heard of the Woodmans and their art until I watched the film. Now I'm looking forward to exploring their art more fully.

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MadameMoonfly
Jun 20, 2015

The best thing about this biopic is all the art by the Woodmans which I would have been quite content to view in a slideshow format. As for the the story of Francesca Woodman, as told by her family members, associates, and revealed through snippets from her diaries... Oy, I could have happily gone without all of it!

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melvins666
Jan 24, 2014

Beautiful expose' from an artist so pure to her own form. Loving, vibrant meditation on art, family, struggle and acceptance on several levels. Never knew of Francesca before - now, I will never forget her.

kevfarley Jan 29, 2013

Best artists biopic(s) ever !!

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